8 Questions for Admins Planning eLearning Days

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”8 Questions for Admins Planning eLearning Days” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:34px|text_align:left|line_height:1.5em” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%20Slab%3A100%2C300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]eLearning has been gaining popularity in recent years. As more districts consider this alternative to the traditional make-up day, many administrators have questions about how to ensure a successful eLearning day for students, teachers, and the community. Here are eight common questions district leaders need to […]

Roll Out the Right Way

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Roll Out the Right Way” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:34px|text_align:left|line_height:1.5em” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%20Slab%3A100%2C300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]The wisdom is out there. Simon Sinek advises us to Start With Why before we move forward with an initiative. Leadership expert John Kotter, in his book Leading Change, tells to include important elements such as establishing a sense of urgency, creating a Guiding Coalition, and developing a vision. The Why, […]

3 Things That Can Help Make Digital Learning Successful

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”3 Things That Can Help Make Digital Learning Successful” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:34px|text_align:left|line_height:1.5em” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%20Slab%3A100%2C300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Let’s face it. The day is rapidly approaching when every student, in every school, across the country will be using a device in school. Or, for that matter, TWO devices! Many districts have already started the process of embracing this reality and shifting towards […]

Crafting the Vision – Don’t Leave this Out!

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Crafting the Vision – Don’t leave this out!” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:34px|text_align:left|line_height:1.5em” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%20Slab%3A100%2C300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]I feel like there should be a riddle that leads into this blog post. What’s dirty and messy and critically important when implementing a project like digital learning?  Ok, so that’s maybe not an actual riddle. But it’s a really good question. What’s your answer? […]

Is a Managed Service Provider (MSP) Right for Me?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Is a Managed Service Provider Right for Me?” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:34px|text_align:left|line_height:1.5em” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%20Slab%3A100%2C300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Have you ever heard the term “one-person shop?”  That phrase epitomized my first year in K-12 schools when I was hired as the technology coordinator of a small rural school district in Indiana.  My undergrad education prepared me to teach technology, like Hypercard and Linkway […]

The Importance of Cybersecurity

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The Importance of Cybersecurity” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:34px|text_align:left|line_height:1.5em” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%20Slab%3A100%2C300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Security is a complex and dynamic landscape that we all must navigate. Most of us do not fully realize the role that security plays in our daily lives. From signing into your email account to swiping your credit card, our most precious data is available at the tip of […]

7 eLearning Day Considerations for Teachers

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”7 eLearning Day Considerations for Teachers” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:34|text_align:left|line_height:1.5em” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Many districts have been exploring the practice of eLearning days to allow teaching and learning to continue in their district, even when the weather or alternative circumstances prevents students from physically attending school. Teachers, if your school has started the eLearning day conversation, consider the questions below […]

Top Cybersecurity Threats for K-12 Districts

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Top Cybersecurity Threats for K-12 Districts” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:32px|text_align:left|line_height:1.5em” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%20Slab%3A100%2C300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]With the availability of easily accessible attack tools, everyone is at risk – including school districts. New vulnerabilities and exploits are discovered on a daily basis. Incidents are on the rise and a substantial percentage of cybersecurity incidents involving schools are due to the actions of school staff and/or […]

Which Device is Best for Your District?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Are students who use Chromebooks going to succeed?” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:32px|text_align:left|line_height:1.5em” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%20Slab%3A100%2C300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]In a recent interview, Apple’s marketing chief, Phil Schiller, was asked to comment on his perspective on why Chromebooks have grown in the education market. His response included the following statement:  “Chromebooks have gotten to the classroom because, frankly, they’re cheap testing tools for required […]

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